Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Allen R. Reece

ALLEN R. REECE is an enterprising and progressive business man of Bartlett, Labette county, Kansas, where he is proprietor of a grocery and hardware store. He is a man of public spirit, takes a deep interest in all that pertains to the welfare of the town and county, and has a large circle of acquaintances and friends. He was born in Davidson county, North Carolina, in 1852, and is a son of P. H. Reece.

P. H. Reece was born in North Carolina in 1818, and is a farmer now residing in Cedar county, Missouri. He married Rebecca Hicks, who was born in North Carolina, in 1832, and they were the parents of seven children, as follows: Haley J.; Allen R.; Paul A., postmaster and a merchant of Bartlett, Kansas; John C.; Nora, deceased; Lena; and Mary.

Allen R. Reece was but three years of age when he was taken by his parents to Johnson county, Missouri, where he was reared. At an early day he applied himself to agricultural pursuits and remained in Johnson county, Missouri, until he located in Kansas. He settled in Bartlett, Labette county, Kansas, in November, 1891, and since that time has been engaged in the grocery and hardware business. He carries a very complete line of goods and is meeting with great success.

Mr. Reece was united in marriage with Anna Bean, who was born in Canada, in 1862, and they have one daughter, Bertha, who graduated from the County High School at Altamont with the class of 1898, and is now teachIng in the public schools of Bartlett. Politically, Mr. Reece is a firm supporter of the principles of the Republican party. Fraternally, he belongs to Chetopa Lodge, No. 73, A. F. & A. M.